I don’t know about you, but I get tired of evolutionists trying to tell us that there’s no real design in nature, that it’s only “apparent design” we’re looking at. We’re told that these things only look designed but they couldn’t actually be designed because we “know” they are the product of chance natural processes. This disingenuous dodge is offered by folks who are unwilling to allow a Divine Foot in the door.
Apparently, this dodge is also offered by folks who hope their audience doesn’t look at nature too terribly deeply! Made in Heaven is made-to-order to deal with anti-design arguments. Ray Comfort’s book presents 40 cases in which scientists are copying nature’s alleged lack of design to design new technology!
From misquitoes that gives us painless needles to termite mounds that give us better air conditioning, to spider webs that give us better armor, and even moth’s eyes to inspire new solar cells, Ray Comfort shows us that without a doubt scientists and engineers are stealing God’s designs without giving him the slightest bit of credit!
I enjoyed this book very much. My only criticism is that each topic is so brief, spanning only two pages apiece, so that each 2-page spread is a new article. While it is lavishly illustrated, this doesn’t leave much room for content, which left me wanting much more. Of course, part of the reason for this is that it appears to be meant for children at about the middle school to high school level. As such, it presents an overview of the argument against “apparent design” with many brief supporting examples of design in nature – and it gets the point across quite admirably! What’s more, these articles stir the imagination and whet the appetite to learn more, so I wholly expect it will become fodder for many a home school and Christian school science assignment!
Parents and children alike will enjoy this book, especially those who already love science. I definitely recommend it.
-Rev Tony Breeden, from the Bookwyrm’s Lair
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